With thanks to Dr Byron Smith, Common Grace is offering this prayer for use or adaptation in your devotions and church worship.
On 12 November 2019, Brooke Prentis, Aboriginal Christian Leader was flying from Brisbane to Sydney and saw the extent of Bushfires across the East Coast and wrote this poem in response.
In the heartbreaking mix of miracle and tragedy, God is with us. Jackie Stoneman reminds us of God’s faithfulness as we long for justice.
Naomi Wolfe invites us to listen in times of challenge, expectation and opportunity.
Helen Lockwood reflects on the baby who draws all people together.
There is profound worship as we wait in this in-between space, where lament and hope exist side by side.
“Jesus is usually not the kind of salvation we are looking for.” Tara Conradt reflects on the unexpected twist in the Good News story.
Melissa Lipsett reminds us that in a world of turmoil and conflict, peace is given to even the smelliest and least attractive members creation.
Chris Morphew reflects on the profound lesson of trust that we learn from Mary and Joseph.
In the wake of November’s ferocious bushfires, Jonathan Cornford is longing for healing and renewal.
Sam Chan reflects on the intimate relationship of love which God offers in response to our longing.
Action and longing go hand in hand. Jessica Morthorpe reflects on the hope of climate action.
As we sit in a place of longing, Emma Pittman reminds us that amongst the anguish there is joy and hope.
Claire Harvey Dawson reflects on the nature of power and where it sits in today’s world.
Anna McGahan reflects on the longings of Mary and Elizabeth.
Brooke Prentis reflects on generations past, present and future, and the longing for Aboriginal justice in the midst of The Struggle.